Earl Grey Tea Leaf Cake

Earl Grey Tea Pound Cake

The headline news this morning was, “San Diego’s weather forecast for Friday: A month’s worth of rain, all in one day.”  Whaaaaaat?  That’s the kind of weather that makes you want to stay home and sip a hot cup of tea while watching TV with your cat.  Extra points if you have some cake to [...]

Pistachio Pudding Cake (Moist Pudding Cake Recipe made with Boxed Cake Mix)

Pistachio Pudding Cake - made from boxed cake mix, a can of soda, and a box of instant pudding mix!

  If you don’t have a lot of time to make a cake from scratch, but want to have a soft and super-moist cake with a homemade flavor and texture – try my recipe for Pudding Cake!  It starts with a base of boxed cake mix with two secret ingredients: 1) a can of soda, [...]

Easy (no bake) Chocolate Silk Pie with Oreo Cookie Crust (Chocolate Mousse Tofu Pie)

chocolate silk pie

When making chocolate mousse (or chocolate silk) pie… a number of recipes call for raw egg white.  You can always use pasteurized egg white if you are worried about salmonella – but those recipes are typically more complicated to make.  Sometimes, I just don’t have the time. This recipe is SUPER SIMPLE, and can be [...]

Cake Batter Fudge aka “Birthday Cake Fudge” (No bake recipe, made with boxed cake mix)

cake batter fudge1

In my free time, I like to go through the “food & drink” section of Pinterest, and drool all over the delicious looking photos.  Making the rounds around Pinterest… I’ve seen several links for versions of “Cake Batter Fudge”.  After seeing the pictures of Cake Batter Fudge over and over… I couldn’t take it anymore, [...]

Cake Mix Cookies (Black Forest Cookies)

cake mix cookies

Every once in awhile, we all need that EASY and QUICK go-to recipe for a dessert!  While nothing can beat the taste of homemade cookies (made from scratch with real butter)… sometimes boxed mixes can be a real time-saver when we need something fast and homemade-tasting!  Convert that box of cake mix from your pantry [...]